Rachel Irwin

Institute: Lund University
Research area: Health, International development cooperation & coordination, Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Research region: Global
Open to collaboration with: All


I am a medical anthropologist and my research is on the history and politics of global health. I have two current projects on the history of the World Health Organization (WHO) and on Sweden's engagement in global health. I also research on reproductive health, including HIV and fertility treatment.

Previous research has included projects on health-related reporting in the media, European health policy, antimicrobial resistance, violence against health workers, and peace and conflict studies. 

Professional experience

10+ year(s) -
PhD defence
Supervision of Master’s students

Other experience

Collaboration with civil society organisations
Collaboration with government agencies
Lecturing and workshops

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